Good Afternoon Lovelies, 

Now how are you at skipping lovelies? I will admit that I can do it but it is not my favourite thing at all to be honest aha! Although it does make me happy, and if it makes me happy then I am sure many of you are happy doing it to! 

So when I heard that Sports Relief were asking all of us to take part in a skipping challenge to help raise money I had to share it with all of you lovelies, because it is a great way to get happy, keep fit and burn calories!

After finding that two thirds of the UK find it hard to skip without smiling and that it is the go to sport for celebrities, the Sure Skipathon is the perfect way to keep those New Year’s resolutions up to lovelies, as well as getting Sure to donate the £200,000 they have promised if they reach the one million skips target, that Katherine Jenkins is supporting. 

Speaking about the event, she said, "I’m a big fan of skipping to keep fit and I make sure it’s always incorporated into my weekly routine. Skipping is one of the most fun, cheap and effective exercises you can do. When you skip, you can’t help but smile! The Sure Skipathon for Sport Relief is a great incentive to get moving for a fantastic cause.”

To make sure lovelies you know all the best skills and requirements, the British Skipping Association have provided these tips to help you lovelies…

  • Use the right length of rope. To check this, stand on your rope with both feet and hold the handles up. The perfect length rope will mean your hands are just under your armpits. As you get more confident you can shorten your rope
  • When you skip, always jump on the balls of your feet and keep your knees bent
  • When you are skipping, look ahead and when the rope gets to eye-level, jump!
  • Keep your arms bent and close to your body so you turn the rope with your wrists
  • Just make small jumps, you don't need to do huge ones to clear the rope – this saves you energy to keep skipping
  • If you want to skip for a good cause, no rope required, try out the Sure Skipathon, the first digital Skipathon in aid of Sport Relief

All you have to do now lovelies is grab you smartphones or computers and go to SureSkipathon.co.uk and look at the simple instructions lovelies! Or you can take part on social media using #SureSkipathon ! 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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